AAU Board of Directors October 21, 2018 approved a statement concerning Congressional earmarking of federal research funds. The statement notes that earmarks may reduce the capacity of federal research agencies that sponsor merit-based competitions to support the most promising research.
AAU, The Association of Medical Colleges, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, AUTM, and Council on Governmental Relations released a statement in support of the introduction of the SUCCESS Act.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), of which AAU is a member, sent a statement thanking members of Congress, and applauding the House Appropriations Committee for its support of scientific research.
The study, which sensibly attempts to draw distinctions among the widely varied business models of actors in the patent system, supports our long-held position that any efforts to reduce abusive litigation practices must be narrowly tailored to address the small minority of patent holders that are…